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Welcome to Yone Arts International Foundation
Yone Arts International Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded by Paula Tin Nyo, who returned to Myanmar in 2011 as part of its intellectual diaspora and was moved by the cultural and spiritual wealth of its people.
Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is just emerging from one of the longest running military regimes in history and its people have endured isolation, lack of resources, censorship and human rights violations. Amidst the hardship, the people of Myanmar have retained their incredible nature and are a compelling source of compassion, generosity and kindness for the rest of the world.
YAIF’s primary functions are to promote cultural exchange and educational opportunities between Myanmar and the larger global community. Our philanthropic programs bridge resources between people, corporate entities, and nations and are funded through private donations, grants and corporate sponsorships.
We are grateful for your kind attention, thoughts and action.
Latest News Releases
Religious images live switched-on, switched-off lives. I remember walking through the National Museum in Kyoto, Japan, some years back, taking in its rows of Buddhist sculpture, and being stopped by one piece, not because it was especially beautiful — it wasn’t — but because a vase with a single fresh flower had been placed in front of it, like an offering in a temple. I stayed with the image because someone — a guard? a visitor? — was telling me, … read more
Anita Heriot, President of Pall Mall Art Advisors and Paula Tin Nyo, Founder & CEO of Yone Arts are pleased to announce “Myanmar Art Out of the Box,” a historically relevant collection of art by the leading contemporary artists of Myanmar, on exhibition and for sale, for the first time in the United States at Freeman’s. The Yone Arts’ collection focuses on the artistic expression of Myanmar during the military regime years of isolation and censorship and offers the global … read more
Paula Tin NyoExecutive Director
Zar Kyi MinVirtual World School
Lisa Niagara GustinelliVirtual World School
Jennifer Henbest de CalvilloWalkabout Myanmar
Stacy TacherOperations Director
Kelland HarrisonMithasu Project